Featured Item–Carrots I was so excited to see carrots in the distribution this week. The variety of colors is just beautiful. I just had to focus on them this week. Carrots are probably the most universally palatable vegetable. Even kids that won’t touch a green vegetable are typically not adverse to carrots. Sweet and crunchy […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh–Week 18–Carrots
Featured Item—Raspberries We are so lucky to have such an abundance of raspberries at Holcomb Farm. I love how they come in slowly. We initially get teased with a taste of few dark red ones here and there but gradually they come in full on and we start harvesting up to a quart a week. […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
This week, instead of featuring a single item, I thought I would talk about a cooking technique that is relevant to many of the items coming out the farm right now. I like to call this technique “One Pan Roast Dinners”. However, if that leaves you feeling disappointed, here is a post from last year […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh–Week 6–One Pan Roast Dinners And More
Hello Farm Family, I am the longtime author of Simply Fresh, the Holcomb Farm CSA food blog I write for the summer season. But I find that I am missing you all this long winter. I thought I would offer you a post I wrote during a short stint as a blogger for the Holcomb […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh–Special Post and Offer
It is with heavy heart and full belly that I sign off on the last post of the season. It has been a pleasure writing for the farm once again and I sincerely hope you have found my posts informative and helpful. If you aren’t yet ready to say good-bye, it just so happens that […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern–Last post–Leeks
CSA Tip–Blanch Your Greens Before They Wilt It is inevitable that at one time or another in the CSA season we are inundated with fresh greens. While this is a great reason to celebrate, it creates a challenge for the cook. Greens tend to wilt and lose nutrients very quickly, usually within 3 days. Thus […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh By Julie Wern–Week 19 Collard Greens
It is with a bit of sad regret that I write my last Simply Fresh post for the season. I do hope my articles have been useful, informative, and interesting. Most of all, I hope my passion and enthusiasm for our wonderful CSA bounty has challenged and inspired you to find creative, delicious and nutritious […]Continue Reading... 8 Comments.
The Lighter Side of Winter Vegetables Its funny, but even with all this snow and cold, I find myself craving light, cleansing, fresh foods to counteract all the heavy winter braises and stews we’ve been eating. This month I discovered a few gem salads that satisfied these cravings but still allowed me to use up […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
January in New England….time to get out the snow shoes, but also time to get creative with those root veggies. While we’ve been enjoying many batches of simple roasted root vegetables in my house, we’re getting a bit tired of that. So with the CSA distribution this week, I’ve started looking for some new ideas. […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
A Thanksgiving Wish Wishing all my readers a very happy Thanksgiving. My wish for you all is that your heart be filled with love and thanks this day and always. Since we usually spend Thanksgiving with friends and it is the one holiday I don’t tend to cook for, I’m not including many Thanksgiving recipes. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Fresh by Julie Wern
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